Brooklyn Public Library gets new internet filters to block porn

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New software on the computers at various Brooklyn Public Library branches promise to prevent people from being able to look at pornographic videos near children.
Credit: Colourbox

Thanks to a local government initiative, computers at various branches of the Brooklyn Public Library will be equipped with software to prevent people from being able to view pornographic videos near children.

Local Councilman David Greenfield acknowledged the importance of not censoring material available in a library, but said his constituents have been coming to him concerned over this issue — and that it’s a concern that, as a parent, he shares.

“This is a great step towards protecting our children and maintaining the safe and welcoming environment that makes our libraries so great,” Greenfield said.

The new software promises to work consistently with different internet browsers and be less error-prone in terms of blocking innocent sites.

The biggest change under the new policy is a complete block on all streaming adult video on every library computer.

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